Disinfectants Could Infect Your Water
boncor: Did you know that chemical disinfectants can create byproducts when they are added to drinking water? They form when the disinfectants interact with organic matter in the water. These by-products can create danger in our drinking water when they surpass regulations. To read more about how Boncor drinking water systems can give you safer drinking water than you have ever imagined, click...
A dialogue between the dumb and the deaf
The heated debate between professionals and politicians on infrastructure and service deliveries shall continue till eternity. Last week my friend (who is a politician) took me out for a coffee. I knew it would be a good chance for both of us to air our frustrations from our wives and direct it more towards ourselves. I was at the coffee shop in time waiting for him, and as usual he called me...
Water Institute of South Africa-WISA 2012
#WISA #WISA2012 Great conference I enjoyed every bit of it… The only remark is that all the awards focused on water treatment and new processes…water science has many fields of research that cannot be ignored. Researches in water resources, water management and water transportation have been totally ignored. While water treatment represents about 5% to 10% of the cost of the...
Before Private Sector Participation (PSP):...
Private sector participation in the development of water infrastructure pro-poor, or Africa’s Developing Countries, requires rethinking the design of both water sector transactions and the regulations. The water services sector has many uncertainties, either natural, governmental or financial. The private sector investment in the water services can only be addressed in light of the financial...
Benchmarking for efficiency.
Towards the end of last year, I attended the IMEASA conference in Johannesburg. The conference was interesting and several technical papers were presented. One of the papers that attracted my attention was presented by Moraka,W. The paper (Moraka et al (2011)) addresses an initiative to improve municipal water services provision through benchmarking. While listening to the presenter, several...
"We say what we say, and we do what we do"?
Sitting and reflecting on the Budget Speech brought a bouquet of ideas upon me…. The gap between the State of The Nation speech (SNS) and the Budget speech (BS) is wide…the first spoke about intentions to reduce the cost of doing business, while the second results in increased cost of living and doing business. The SNS talked about dialogue between business and government, while...